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Over 120 recommendations for HC posts pending with govt, SC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 120 recommendations by 13 high courts for appointment of judges are pending with the and the collegium, awaiting a final decision at a time when 403 posts out of a total sanctioned strength of 1,079 are vacant in various high courts.

On the flip side, the figures also indicate that the high courts are yet to recommend suitable names for 280 vacancies.

Highly-placed sources in the said that as on February 1, as many as 123 recommendations made by collegiums of 13 high courts were pending with the as well as the collegium.

While 43 names are pending with the collegium, 80 names are with the government.

The sources pointed out that the figures also indicate that the collegiums have not recommended names to fill up the remaining 280 vacancies.

As per the latest ministry data, as on February 1, the Allahabad has a maximum of 56 vacancies, followed by 39 in Calcutta, 38 in Karnataka, 35 in and and 30 in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana High Court.

The high court collegiums first send the names to the ministry, which after getting inputs from the intelligence bureau sends the files to the SC collegium.

According to the procedure for the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court, and the 24 high courts, the apex court collegium recommends the names of candidates to the government which, in turn, either accepts the proposal or returns it for reconsideration.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 11:05 IST